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Sales round-up: FMI, BBC Worldwide, ABC Commercial

FMI sends Project Runway down south FremantleMedia International has secured a pan-regional broadcast deal with Lifetime Latin America that will see the network acquiring more than 110 hours of content from its Project ...
March 24, 2017

FMI sends Project Runway down south

FremantleMedia International has secured a pan-regional broadcast deal with Lifetime Latin America that will see the network acquiring more than 110 hours of content from its Project Runway (pictured) franchise for the Latin America and Brazilian territories.

Included in the deal are all episodes of the franchise’s flagship Project Runway (seasons 11-15; 78 x 60 minutes); all three seasons of Project Runway Junior (28 x 60 minutes), in which talented fashion designers aged of 15-18 years old compete to be the best teen fashion designer in the U.S.; and season one of Fashion Startup (8 x 60 minutes), featuring ambitious fashion entrepreneurs as they fight for the chance to secure funds from a panel of expert investors.

“This deal underscores the prominence of the Project Runway franchise as one of the best performing fashion entertainment shows in the market. The fact that both the finished seasons and the format are proving to be enduringly popular is testament its resonance with global audiences, and FMI’s ability to offer exhilarating content to the Hispanic and Latin American markets,” said Sheila Aguirre, EVP of content distribution and format sales for LatAm, Caribbean & Hispanic USA and Latin America at FremantleMedia International, in a statement.

BBC Worldwide inks two deals for You’re Back In The Room

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has secured two format license deals for You’re Back in the Room ahead of next month’s MIPTV market in Cannes.

Quebecor Content in Canada and Markiza TV in Slovakia have picked up the Tuesday’s Child-produced family game show, which sees contestants attempting to perform simple tasks under hypnosis. 

The series has previously been licensed to seven countries including Fox in the U.S., France’s W9, RTL in the Netherlands, Australia’s Channel 9, Columbia’s RCN, New Zealand’s TVNZ and most recently in Slovenia via ProPlus.

BBC Worldwide will launch eight new formats at MIPTV this April, including Let It ShineLet’s Sing and DanceChef In Your Ear and Be The Boss Canada, and returning non-scripted formats !mpossible, Stupid Man Smart PhoneSpecial Forces: Ultimate Hell WeekFishing Impossible, and global hits Dancing With the Stars and The Great Bake Off.

ABC Commercial to investigate 45 Serial Killers

ABC Commercial, the commercial arm of the Australian pubcaster, has taken the rights to new true crime series 45 Serial Killers: The World Wants to Forget.

Produced by Blizzard Road Productions, the 13 x 45-minute factual series dives into the minds and lives of the world’s most notorious serial killers and provides personal accounts from those who knew them best, as well as expert opinions from those in the criminology, medicine and sociology fields.

The series will be presented to buyers at the MIPTV market, running April 3-6 in the French Riviera.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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